The lab operates a Siemens D500 x-ray diffractometer that is equipped with a diffracted beam monochromator and a sample spinner. The diffractometer is fully computer controlled using Windows-based software from MDI and the user has access to a wide variety of data reduction and analysis software. Programs include algorithms for search-matching, quantitative analysis, profile fitting, calculating XRD patterns from known or approximated crystal data, and the determination of crystallite size. A copper X-ray tube is available. Jade software is available for phase identification and whole pattern fitting.

Overview of diffractometer cabinet
Closer view of goniometer with sample spinner
Screen shot of Jade workstation
Screenshot during collection of a diffraction pattern